Thursday 26 April 2018

Managers offer views...

"I'm only a manager. I have nothing to do with rules and regulations. I have no authority to challenge Croke Park on some rule made a few months ago. I know it's (six-day turnaround) unfair, and it would have been unfair on Donegal if we had won."

Derry manager John Brennan after losing this year's Ulster final to Donegal.

"A six-day turnaround was very unfair on our players. We had a long hard season and we were on a long unbeaten run before we lost to Roscommon in the Connacht final. We didn't have sufficient time to recover and that was definitely a factor in our poor performance."

Sligo manager Kevin Walsh after losing to Down six days after being beaten in the 2010 Connacht final.

"I won't be making excuses for Monaghan in relation to the six-day turnaround, but the reality is that the whole stats are totally stacked against a team that goes out six days later."

Seamus McEnaney (then Monaghan manager) after the 2010 Ulster final defeat by Tyrone.

Irish Independent

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